Three STravinsky symphonies are part of this listener guide beginning with Stravinsky’s “Opus one”, a Symphony in E-flat major, composed in 1905–07 during his apprenticeship with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; it is also his first composition for orchestra. Of classical 4-movement structure, it is broadly influenced by Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky and Wagner. The score bears the dedication "To my dear teacher N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov". A private performance was given on 27 April 1907 by the St. Petersburg Court Orchestra . Stravinsky later recalled that both Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov considered the orchestration "too heavy”. A revised version was conducted by Ernest Ansermet on 2 April 1914.
Read our commentary October 31 @ https://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2017/10/symphonic-stravinsky.html, details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast263-Playlist (ITYWLTMT Montage #263 - 31 Oct 2017) [Quarterly Tuesday Podcast]